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The Official Ubuntu Book, Fourth Edition by Matthew Helmke, Corey Burger, Benjamin Mako Hill

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Chapter 2. Installing Ubuntu

Choosing Your Ubuntu Version

Getting Ubuntu

Installing from the Desktop CD

Installing from the Alternate Install CD

Installing from a USB Key

Summary

IF YOU ARE READING THIS, it is probably safe to assume that you have decided to give Ubuntu a try. You will find that Ubuntu is flexible and powerful not only as an operating system but also in how you evaluate and install it.

Trying Ubuntu is simple. The Ubuntu desktop CD is a special “live” CD. You can use this disk to run Ubuntu from the CD itself without Ubuntu removing or even interacting with your hard disk. This is ideal if you are already using another operating system like Windows or Mac OS X; you can try Ubuntu by running it from the CD, and you ...

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